lexander Shorokhoff goes his own way in the field of watch design, combining two opposites at once. Because, he believes, “a straight line is genius, but a curvy line is divine!” Opposites and yet mutually enriching.
And that’s exactly what you see in his latest creation, the “Straight & Curve”. The model combines straight lines with curved ones in a harmonious appearance. The entire dial is not obtrusive and cluttered, but playfully manages to combine the two elements as the main actors. They unconsciously set the tone of this elegant automatic watch. The curved line patterns meander to match the shape of the dial in the upper right area of the dial, while the straight lines find their place to the left of the Alexander Shorokhoff lettering. They exude a certain contrarian harmony, and that’s what makes the watch so special.
The avant-garde designed dial is complemented by two hour applications at 3 and 9 o’clock, which pick up the vintage style of the 60s/70s. Together with the gold-plated hands and the large number 60, they offer very good readability of the time.
A small size of 39.5 mm was chosen for the case and complements the reference to the 60s. It is rounded on the sides, while the bezel and the caseback are polished and the middle part has a brushed look. From both sides, front and back, the case is covered with saphir glasses. Special glass seals made of Hytrel and rubber gaskets for the bezel and back allow water resistance of 5 ATM.
The movement is the Poljot caliber 2616.2H. The Poljot Caliber 2616.2H was first introduced in 1972. It has a diameter of 26 mm, with the rotor overhanging the movement by another 1.5 mm, resulting in a diameter of 27.5 mm. The movement also features a date mechanism, albeit not a simple one, but an instantaneous date change, implemented by a lever. It is completely disassembled, engraved, refined, re-oiled, assembled, adjusted and certified at the Alexander Shorokhoff Manufacture.
All Straight & Curve models are given a classic appearance in the colour scheme and are produced in a limited edition of 30 pieces per colour.
- Reference number: AS.V7-SC1
- Caliber: Automatic movement 2616.2H.AS, hand engraved and finished, blued screws, 23 jewels, power reserve about 41 hours
- Functions: Hours, minutes, center second, date
- Case: stainless steel with glass bottom, 5 atm
- Diameter: 39,5 mm
- Height: 13,15 mm
- Glass: Sapphire crystal on both sides, anti-reflective on the front side
- Dial: Silver color with rose gold plated appliques
- Strap lugs: 20 mm
- Hands: Rosè gold plated
- Strap: Black crocodile strap with engraved solid stainless steel pin buckle
- Limited edition: 30 pieces
- Price: 1,250 Euro